Northern Territory Government

About us

Screen Territory is an agency of the Northern Territory Government for supporting, developing and promoting the screen industry in the Northern Territory so as to promote the Northern Territory's cultural identity, encourage employment in all aspects of screen production, encourage investment in the industry, enhance the industry's export potential, encourage innovation and enhance quality in the industry.

Screen Territory aims to provide leadership and assistance to develop and grow the local industry, and increase the amount of screen production taking place in the Northern Territory. Screen Territory aims to be the partner of choice with stakeholders in the Northern Territory to enable a thriving and unique Northern Territory screen industry. We do this through advice, funding the development and production of screen content, supporting industry placements and industry events and partnership activities.

Through its funding programs and expertise Screen Territory:

  • Supports the screen production sector to make quality projects that create jobs and grow stable businesses in the Territory.
  • Provides advice and information to improve capability in the sector and enable industry practitioners to participate in the global industry.
  • Collaborates with industry to create opportunities.
  • Facilitates all aspects of filming in Territory to make it attractive for screen production.

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The Team

The Director  Business Officer 
Phone: 08 8999 6302

Peita Campbell
Phone: 08 8999 6302

Production and Development ManagerActing Grants Manager
Phone: 08 8999 6302 
Lachlan Modrzynski
Phone: 08 8951 5141

Industry Reference Group

Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Andrew grew up in the Northern Territory and has worked in the screen industry as a cinematographer for the past 25 years.

Andrew has operated Darwin’s longest running independent production company Exposure Productions Pty Ltd since 1999. Andrew sits on the national executive of the Australian Cinematographers Society and is its Northern Territory branch president.

Andrew has twice received ministerial appointments as a member of the steering committee for the 2010/11 Screen Visioning Project and as a member of the 2015/16 Ministerial Advisory Council  for screen.

Rachel Clements

Rachel Clements

Rachel has produced, and executively produced, 30 broadcast documentary films, 10 hours of television drama (children’s and comedy), and over 65 hours of magazine style television.

Rachel’s shows have won AACTA, AFI, AWGIE and ATOM Awards, and have screened at festivals including Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto.

A graduate from the AFTRS with a Master of Arts in Producing, Rachel won the inaugural FFC Creative Producer Award (2001).  In 2013 she was awarded the Bob Plasto Award by the Northern Territory Government, for her contribution to NT film and television.

David Curl

David Curl

David is one of the Territory’s most experienced and successful producers of factual content.

David began his career 30 years ago, as a camera assistant, sound-recordist and scientific advisor on Meerkats United. He has worked as a cameraman on many international productions, including Trials of Life and Australia.

He filmed, wrote and produced The Call of Kakadu and Silhouettes of the Desert - TV documentaries that each grossed over $1 million, and won major awards at international film festivals.

David has contributed to the development of Australian film & TV industry policy and to the development of the NT film and television industry, over the course of nearly 30 years: including establishing the NT branch of the ACS.

Danielle MacLean

Danielle MacLean

Danielle is a writer and director based in Darwin. Danielle started working with CAAMA Productions as a production assistant, before moving on to writing and directing.

Danielle has worked as a writer/director for many projects, including the award-winning My Colour Your Kind. Danielle wrote and directed Queen of Hearts in 2003 which earned her an AFI for best screen play in a non- feature.

She also earned an AWGIE award in 2007 for her script in Ch. 9 children’s series Double Trouble.

Danielle has also written episodes for shows such as 8MMM and Redfern Now, and wrote and directed Blown Away, a documentary about Cyclone Tracy.

Aurora Scheelings

Aurora Scheelings

Aurora is a documentary filmmaker based in Darwin, Australia with national and international broadcast credits.

She has worked as a freelance director/camera operator, an independent filmmaker as well as an in-house documentary producer for Australian public broadcasting with the SBS TV and a researcher/producer for ABC TV.

Aurora has taught film and television production to university students for over a decade and has participated as a film judge in national awards and local film festivals over the past five years.

Aurora holds a PhD in documentary film; she currently lectures in screen production and coordinates the New Media degree at Charles Darwin University.


Ministerial Advisory Council (Screen Industry Support) Report

The Ministerial Advisory Council (MAC) report into the future of the Territory screen industry has been released.

A group of highly qualified and experienced screen industry members was appointed to the MAC which was established for a limited term to consider the current state of play of the screen industry in the Northern Territory and recommend proposals to support the local industry and to attract large-scale productions to the NT.

Read the MAC report (2.9 mb)

Our Values

  • Commitment to Service
  • Ethical Practice
  • Respect
  • Accountability
  • Impartiality
  • Diversity


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